Carrier Air Wing 2 (CARAIRWING TWO)

CVW-2

 

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STATUS:

Battle Air Group 74 (CVBG-74) established on May 1, 1945

CVBG-74 redesignated CVBG-1 on November 15, 1946

CVBG-1 redesignated CVG-2 on September 1, 1948

CVG-2 redesignated CVW-2 on December 20, 1963

Homebase: Naval Air Station Lemoore, California

Aircraft Carrier: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Tailcode: NE

ACTIVE

 

current squadrons (2015)

VFA-2 Strike Fighter Squadron 2 ‘Bounty Hunters’ (F/A-18F Super Hornet)

VFA-137 Strike Fighter Squadron 137 ‘Kestrels’ (F/A-18E Super Hornet)

VFA-192 Strike Fighter Squadron 192 ‘Golden Dragons’ (F/A-18E Super Hornet)

VFA-34 Strike Fighter Squadron 34 ‘Blue Blasters’ (F/A-18C Hornet)

VAQ-136 Electronic Attack Squadron 136 ‘Gauntlets’ (EA-18G Growler)

VAW-113 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 ‘Black Eagles’ (E-2C Hawkeye)

HSC-4 Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 ‘Black Knights’ (MH-60S Seahawk)

HSM-78 Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78 ‘Blue Hawks’ (MH-60R Seahawk)

VRC-30 Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 ‘Providers’ (C-2A Greyhound)

 

deployments

CVG-2:

May 3, 1949 - September 26, 1949 aboard USS Coral Sea (CVB 43) - Mediterranean Sea

August 24, 1950 - November 11, 1950 aboard USS Boxer (CV 21) - West Pacific, Korean War

December 6, 1950 - March 26, 1951 aboard USS Valley Forge (CV 45) - West Pacific, Korean War

March 28, 1951 - June 9, 1951 aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) - West Pacific, Korean War

February 8, 1952 - September 26, 1952 aboard USS Boxer (CV 21) - West Pacific, Korean War

August 3, 1953 - March 3, 1954 aboard USS Yorktown (CVA 10) - West Pacific

November 3, 1954 - June 21, 1955 aboard USS Essex (CVA 9) - West Pacific

November 13, 1956 - May 20, 1957 aboard USS Shangri-La (CVA 38) - West Pacific

August 16, 1958 - March 12, 1959 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - West Pacific

August 15, 1959 - March 25, 1960 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - West Pacific

February 15, 1961 - September 28, 1961 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - West Pacific

April 6, 1962 - October 20, 1962 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - West Pacific

November 8, 1963 - May 26, 1964 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - West Pacific

 

CVW-2:

March 6, 1965 - November 23, 1965 aboard USS Midway (CVA 41) - Vietnam War

July 29, 1966 - February 23, 1967 aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) - Vietnam War

November 4, 1967 - May 25, 1968 aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61) - Vietnam War

October 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969 aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61) - Vietnam War

October 14, 1969 - June 1, 1970 aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61) - Vietnam War

October 27, 1970 - June 17, 1971 aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61) - Vietnam War

November 16, 1972 - June 22, 1973 aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61) - Vietnam War

May 7, 1974 - October 18, 1974 aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61) - West Pacific

January 30, 1976 - September 7, 1976 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean

February 21, 1979 - September 22, 1979 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - West Pacific

September 10, 1980 - May 5, 1981 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean

April 7, 1982 - October 18, 1982 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean

January 13, 1984 - August 1, 1984 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean

May 1986 - July 1986 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - Pacific Ocean, exercise RIMPAC 86

August 18, 1986 - October 20, 1986 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - North Pacific

March 3, 1987 - April 29, 1987 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - North Pacific

July 14, 1987 - December 30, 1987 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean

February 24, 1989 - August 24, 1989 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean

December 8, 1990 - June 8, 1991 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - Operation Desert Shield & Storm

August 1, 1992 - January 31, 1993 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - Persian Gulf

May 27, 1993 - July 22, 1993 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - Eastcoast to Westcoast around Cape Horn

May 6, 1994 - June 30, 1994 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - Pacific Ocean, exercise RIMPAC 94

November 10, 1994 - May 10, 1995 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf

April 1, 1997 - October 1, 1997 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - West Pacific, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf

June 18, 1999 - December 17, 1999 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - West Pacific, Persian Gulf

March 16, 2001 - September 15, 2001 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - West Pacific, Persian Gulf

November 2, 2002 - June 2, 2003 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - West Pacific, Persian Gulf

October 15, 2004 - March 4, 2005 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - West Pacific

June 1, 2005 - June 23, 2005 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - North Pacific

February 27, 2006 - August 8, 2006 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - West Pacific

March 13, 2008 - October 12, 2008 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - West Pacific, Persian Gulf

September 7, 2010 - March 24, 2011 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - West Pacific, Arabian Sea

December 7, 2011 - August 7, 2012 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - world cruise

June 13, 2014 - August 10, 2014 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 14

 

> for a complete listing of deployed squadrons go to the end of this page <

 

history

Carrier Air Wing TWO's motto, "For Liberty, We Fight" is appropriate for a military organization that has served the cause of liberty since the end of World War II. Established 1 May 1945 as CVBG-74, the new "Battle Air Group" originally comprised 96 F4U-4/FG-1D Corsairs and 46 SBW-4E Helldivers. Redesignated CVBG-1 on 15 November 1946, the first true deployment took the Air Group to the Mediterranean Sea from October 1947 to March 1948. Renamed CVG-2 in 1948, the Air Group saw action during the Korean War in support of the Inchon invasion, the bombing of Seoul, securing the Kimpo airfield, as well as leading four Carrier Air Groups on a long-range strike coordinated with USAF jets against the Suiho Dam.

In 1961, the first A4D-2 Skyhawks came aboard while patrolling the Formosa Straits during tensions between Taiwan and Mainland China. In late 1963, the Air Group's first deployment with F-4 Phantoms began, and on 20 December the Air Wing was redesignated Attack Carrier Air Wing TWO (CVW-2).

The first of seven combat deployments to Southeast Asia began in 1965. Air Wing TWO was credited with the first three confirmed Mig-17 kills over North Vietnam. In July 1966, the Air Wing marked its first all-Phantom deployment and E-2A Hawkeyes joined the team. Coordinated carrier operations in the Gulf of Tonkin earned the Air Wing the Navy Unit Commendation in February 1967.

CVW-2 began a long affiliation with USS RANGER (CVA-61) during the 1967-68 deployment. New A-7A Corsairs and A-6A Intruders made CVW-2 the first all jet Attack Carrier Air Wing. CVW-2 spent thirty days of the deployment in the Sea of Japan reacting to North Korea's seizure of USS PUEBLO (AGER-2), earning the Air Wing the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. During its last Vietnam deployment, which began in December 1972, CVW-2 introduced laser-guided bombs (LGBs) to Navy combat operations with great success. Strikes by VA-145 destroyed fourteen of fifteen targeted bridges within three hours. CVW-2 made its first peacetime deployment in over twelve years in 1974. CVW-2 was then redesignated Carrier Air Wing TWO as part of the CV concept. In 1979, anti-submarine combat units joined the team with VS-38 flying S-3A Vikings and HS-14 in SH-3D Sea Kings. VF-1 and VF-2 flying the F-14A Tomcat were assigned for the September 1980 deployment, four months of which were spent in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf awaiting the release of the U.S. hostages in Iran. The Air Wing made its tenth straight deployment aboard RANGER in 1982 before reassignment to USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63).

CVW-2 returned to RANGER in 1987, largely composed of Grumman aircraft. The "Grumman Air Wing" deployed to the Western Pacific/Indian Ocean in July 1987 flying many "Earnest Will" escort missions into the Persian Gulf. CVW-2 also flew in support of U.S. military assaults on oil platforms used as staging bases for Iranian militia attacking tankers in the Gulf. From February to August 1989, RANGER/CVW-2 conducted normal patrol operations in the Western Pacific/Indian Ocean. Following that deployment, VMA(AW)-121 left CVW-2 and was replaced by VA-155.

On 8 December 1990, Carrier Air Wing TWO embarked in RANGER for deployment to the Indian Ocean in support of OPERATION DESERT SHIELD. As tasked by the National Command Authority, the RANGER/CVW-2 team transited the Strait of Hormuz into the Arabian Gulf on 15 January 1991 to arrive by the United Nations deadline for the removal of all Iraqi military forces from Kuwait. At 0400 17 January, thirty-six hours after arriving on station, CVW-2 launched coordinated night strikes against Iraq in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM. For the next 75 hours, CVW-2 continuously flew strike operations against Iraqi military targets.

Over the course of the next 43 days, Carrier Air Wing TWO implemented the Navy's strategy in the Arabian Gulf - controlling the sea lanes, protecting the Coalition's right flank, and taking the fight to the enemy. The "Grumman Air Wing" was well suited as the Navy's primary night Air Wing, with 75 percent of their 10,500 hours flown at night. Air Wing TWO amassed over 140 multi-aircraft strikes and 30 Surface Combat Air Patrol flights before returning to San Diego on 8 June 1991.

On 1 August 1992 CVW-2 embarked in RANGER for her "final ride" to the Arabian Gulf, during which they supported OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH enforcing United Nations Resolutions. On 3 December 1992, RANGER/CVW-2 left the Gulf and steamed south to the coast of Somalia. CVW-2 aircraft where the first to fly in support of OPERATION RESTORE HOPE, providing air coverage for ground forces and controlling all air traffic into Mogadishu. The "final ride" on RANGER ended on 30 January 1993.

1993 was a year of transition. VA-145, VA-155, and VF-1 were all disestablished and VFA-137 and VFA-151 flying McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C (Lot XV) Hornets were assigned. CVW-2 brought its new home, the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64), 'around the horn' from Mayport, Florida to San Diego. VF-2 transitioned to the F-14D Super Tomcat, and VS-38 upgraded to the S-3B. HS-14 was replaced by HS-2 flying SH-60F Seahawk helicopters. In October, the Marine Corps once again joined Air Wing TWO as VMFA-323 became its third Hornet squadron. This restructuring has made Carrier Air Wing TWO the model for the Air Wing of the future.

Fully trained with the first 50 Strike Fighter Air Wing configuration, CVW-2 embarked in CONSTELLATION on 10 November 1994 bound for the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. During this deployment, CVW-2 played a major role in several joint and bilateral exercises including Beachcrest '94, Nautical Artist, Neon Arrow, Eager Archer, and Beacon Flash, while fulfilling U.S. national policy objectives in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH. Flying over 18,800 hours, the warfighting capability, innovative tactics and concepts of operations demonstrated by CVW-2 validated the Navy's new Air Wing configuration and gave new meaning to the concept of global power. The CVW2/CONSTELLATION team returned to San Diego on 10 May 1995.

Interdeployment training demonstrated CVW-2's wide-ranging influence with numerous detachments spread out from Fairbanks, Alaska to Aviano AB, Italy supporting OPERATIONS DENY FLIGHT and DECISIVE EDGE, as well as counter narcotics operations in support of Joint Integrated Airborne Task Force (East). Short duration detachments were conducted to Seattle aboard USS KITTY HAWK and to Vancouver, British Columbia, Mazatlan, Mexico and San Francisco aboard USS CONSTELLATION. CVW-2 provided opposition force services for three deploying task groups, as well as augmenting a simulated Joint Force Air Component Commander Staff during Joint Task Force Exercises 95-1 and 96-1. Components of CVW-2 deployed to Comox, British Columbia to participate in MARCOT 95 with Canadian forces, and to Valparaiso, Chile for TEAM WORK SOUTH with the Chilean Navy. After serving as the Red Joint Force Air Component Commander during ROVING SANDS 96, the largest joint/combined military exercise in the world, CVW-2 continued interdeployment training.

1 April 1997, 18 June 1999 and 16 March 2001 marked the beginnings of Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf deployments for CVW-2 and the CONSTELLATION. Throughout these combined 18 months of deployed time, CVW-2 has successfully conducted a total of over 33 weeks of high tempo operations in the Arabian Gulf, including more than 13,000 sorties while in Fifth Fleet's Area of Responsibility. Operations during the last three deployments have included joint-combined exercises with forces from allied countries in the Arabian Gulf region, as well as exercises with Saudi Arabian, Qatari, Kuwait, and Bahrain. In addition to flying training missions, CVW-2 has flown over 3,500 sorties in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, enforcing the no-fly zone over Southern Iraq. Port calls during the past three deployments have included stops in Sydney and Perth, Australia; Manama, Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Singapore; Kelang, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China; Pusan, Korea; Yokosuka, Japan, and Hawaii.

CVW-2 deployed onboard the CONSTELLATION for her final cruise on 2 November 2002 and returned to homeport on 2 June 2003. During the final cruise together, CVW-2 and CONSTELLATION BG conducted combat operations in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and CVW-2 aircrew lead the opening strikes on Baghdad at the start of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. CVW-2 and CONSTELLATION flew 26 continuous days of combat over Iraq, clearing the way for our ground force advance on Baghdad. Port calls during the cruise included Hong Kong, China; Singapore; Manama, Bahrain; Perth, Australia; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This marked the last cruise between CVW-2 and CONSTELLATION; ending a 13 year history together.

CVW-2 was reassigned to the ABRAHAM LINCOLN Carrier Strike Group on 1 August 2003. CVW-2/ABRAHAM LINCOLN departed on 19 October 2004 for the first-ever EMERGENCY SURGE and set-sail for Asia with ports to Hawaii, Hong Kong and Singapore. During this SURGE, CVW-2 was called upon to perform humanitarian assistance/disaster relief in support Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Sumatra, Indonesia. CVW-2 returned to homeport on 1 March 2005 and has made subsequent deployments in 2008 and 2010 to support Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and NEW DAWN.

CVW-2 is currently completing sustainment training in preparation for the next Western Pacific deployment with the RONALD REAGAN Carrier Strike Group.

 

source: CVW-2

 

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another history:

 

CVW-2 was established on 1 May 1945 as Carrier Air Group 74 (CVBG-74), and originally comprised 96 F4U-4/FG-1D Corsairs and 46 SBW-4E Helldivers. CVBG-74 was assigned to the newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVB-41). In March 1946, the air group took part in Operation Frostbite, which tested carrier air operations in Arctic waters. Redesignated CVBG-1 on 15 November 1946, the first true deployment took the Air Group to the Mediterranean Sea from October 1947 to March 1948 aboard Midway. Renamed CVG-2 in 1948, the air group made another Mediterranean delployment aboard USS Coral Sea (CVB-43), in 1949. Between 1950 and 1952, the Air Group saw action during the Korean War in support of the Inchon invasion, the bombing of Seoul, securing the Kimpo Airfield, as well as leading four Carrier Air Groups on a long-range strike coordinated with USAF jets against the Suiho Dam on 23-24 June 1952, being assigned to USS Boxer (CV-21), USS Valley Forge (CV-45), and USS Philippine Sea (CV-47).

Between 1953 and 1958, CVG-2 made three deployments to the Western Pacific aboard the carriers USS Yorktown (CVA-10), USS Essex (CVA-9), and USS Shangri-La (CVA-38). For the next seven years, CVG-2 was then again assigned the Midway. In 1961, the first A4D-2 Skyhawks came aboard while patrolling the Formosa Straits during tensions between Taiwan and China. In late 1963, the Air Group's first deployment with F-4 Phantoms began, and on 20 December the Air Wing was redesignated Attack Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2).


Vietnam

The first of seven combat deployments to Southeast Asia began in 1965. CVW-2 was credited with the first three confirmed Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 kills over North Vietnam. In July 1966, the Air Wing marked its first all-Phantom deployment and E-2A Hawkeyes joined the air wing, again assigend to the Coral Sea. Coordinated carrier operations in the Gulf of Tonkin earned the air wing the Navy Unit Commendation in February 1967.


Peacetime

The air wing began a long affiliation with USS Ranger (CVA-61) during the 1967-68 deployment which lasted until 1993, after which Ranger was decommissioned. New A-7A Corsairs and A-6A Intruders made CVW-2 the first all jet Attack Carrier Air Wing. CVW-2 spent thirty days of the deployment in the Sea of Japan reacting to North Korea's seizure of USS Pueblo (AGER-2), earning the Air Wing the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation. During its last Vietnam deployment, which began in December 1972, CVW-2 introduced laser-guided bombs (LGBs) to Navy combat operations with great success. Strikes by VA-145 destroyed fourteen of fifteen targeted bridges within three hours. CVW-2 made its first peacetime deployment in over twelve years in 1974. CVW-2 was then redesignated Carrier Air Wing Two as part of the CV concept. In 1978-79, anti-submarine combat units joined the team with VS-29 flying S-3A Vikings and HS-2 in SH-3D Sea Kings During the subsequent 1979 deployment, RVAH-7, as part of CVW-2, marked the final operational overseas deployment of the RA-5C Vigilante.

VF-1 and VF-2 flying the F-14A Tomcat were assigned for the September 1980 deployment, four months of which were spent in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf awaiting the release of the U.S. hostages in Iran. The Air Wing made its tenth straight deployment aboard Ranger in 1982 before bing reassiged to USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) for a single deployment in 1984.

CVW-2 returned to Ranger in 1987, largely composed of Grumman aircraft. The "Grumman Air Wing" deployed to the Western Pacific/Indian Ocean in July 1987 flying many "Earnest Will" escort missions into the Persian Gulf. CVW-2 also flew in support of U.S. military assaults on oil platforms used as staging bases for Iranian militia attacking tankers in the Persian Gulf. From February to August 1989, Ranger/CVW-2 conducted normal patrol operations in the Western Pacific/Indian Ocean. Following that deployment, VMA(AW)-121 left CVW-2 and was replaced by VA-155. Following Ranger´s decommissioning, CVW-2 was reassigned to USS Constellation (CV-64) in 1993 for the next ten years.


Gulf War

1 April 1997, 18 June 1999 and 16 March 2001 marked the beginnings of Western Pacific and Persian Gulf deployments for CVW-2 and the Constellation. Throughout these combined 18 months of deployed time, CVW-2 has successfully conducted a total of over 33 weeks of high tempo operations in the Persian Gulf, including more than 13,000 sorties while in Fifth Fleet’s Area of Responsibility. Operations during the last three deployments have included joint-combined exercises with forces from allied countries in the Persian Gulf region, as well as exercises with Saudi Arabian, Qatari, Kuwait, and Bahrain. In addition to flying training missions, CVW-2 has flown over 3,500 sorties in support of Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the no-fly zone over Southern Iraq and CVW-2 aircrew lead the opening strikes on Baghdad at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CVW-2 and the Constellation flew 26 continuous days of combat over Iraq, clearing the way for our ground force advance on Baghdad.

Port calls during the past three deployments have included stops in Sydney and Perth, Western Australia, Manama (Bahrain), Jebel Ali (United Arab Emirates), Singapore, Kelang (Malaysia), Hong Kong (China), Pusan (Korea), Yokosuka (Japan), and Hawaii.

After Constellation decommissioned in August 2003, Carrier Air Wing Two shifted carriers to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). CVW-2 joined Abraham Lincoln by September 2004.


21st Century

During its 2004-2005 deployment, Carrier Air Wing Two executed 4400 fixed-wing sorties for a total of 7588 flight hours, as well as 1518 rotary-wing sorties for a total of 4401 flight hours. The air wing also completed 4455 flight deck landings (traps) while also flying 1737 humanitarian relief missions in support of Operation Unified Assistance between 26 December 2004 and 3 February 2005.

During its 2006 deployment, Carrier Air Wing Two participated in three major exercises (i.e., Foal Eagle 06, Valiant Shield 06, RIMPAC 06), and its aircraft flew 7,871 sorties, with a total of 7,578 catapult launches from the flight deck of the Abraham Lincoln. Between 24-31 March 2006, during Foal Eagle 2006 exercises, strike squadrons VFA-2, VFA-34, VFA-137, and VFA-151 from Carrier Air Wing Two teamed with U.S. Air Force aircraft from the 18th Wing based at Kadena Air Base to provide combat air patrols and coordinated bombing runs via the exercise’s Combined Air Operations Center.

During its 2008 deployment, Carrier Air Wing Two flew approximately 7,100 sorties, totaling more than 22,000 flight hours, which included 2,307 combat sorties that dropped 255,963 pounds (116102 kg) of ordnance in support of Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan (OEF-A) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as a part of the U.S. Fifth Fleet.

When Abraham Lincoln began its Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2013, CVW-2 was reassigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76).

 

source: wikipedia

 

images

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - August 2014

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - July 2014

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - June 2014

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - June 2014

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - exercise RIMPAC 2014 - June 2014

 

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - March 2008

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - March 2008

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - Perth, Australia - April 2003

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - San Diego - November 2002

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) - Sydney, Australia - April 2001

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - 1993

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - 1993

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - 1993

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - 1992

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - 1992

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - 1991

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - 1991

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - during Operation Desert Storm - 1991

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - during Operation Desert Storm - 1991

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - during Operation Desert Storm - 1991

 

CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - 1990

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - 1990

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - San Diego - 1989

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - December 1988

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - 1987

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) during exercise RIMPAC 86 - Pearl Harbor - June 1986

 

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aircraft of CVW-2 aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - 1983

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - August 1982

 

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CVW-2 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) - November 1981

 

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aircraft of CVG-2 aboard USS Shangri-La (CVA 38) - 1956-57

 

 

CVG-2 / CVW-2 main deployments - squadron overview

CVG-2

 

May 3, 1949 - September 26, 1949 (Mediterranean Sea) aboard USS Coral Sea (CVB 43)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Mach Busters’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 22 (VF-22) ‘Cavaliers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 23 (VF-23) ‘Flashers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 24 (VA-24) ‘Corsairs’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Tigers’ - AD-1 Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 2 (HU-2) ‘Fleet Angels’ - HO3S-1

 

August 24, 1950 - November 11, 1950 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Boxer (CV 21)

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 63 (VF-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 23 (VF-23) ‘Flashers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Corsairs’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-2 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F4U-4P Corsair

Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) ‘Avengers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HO3S-1

 

December 6, 1950 - March 26, 1951 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Valley Forge (CV 45)

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 63 (VF-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Corsairs’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-2 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F4U-4P Corsair

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HO3S-1

 

March 28, 1951 - June 9, 1951 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Philippine Sea (CV 47)

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 63 (VF-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Corsairs’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-2 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F4U-4P Corsair

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HO3S-1

 

February 8, 1952 - September 26, 1952 (West Pacific, Korean War) aboard USS Boxer (CV 21)

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 63 (VF-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - F4U-4 Corsair

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Corsairs’ - F9F-2 Panther

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F4U-5N Corsair

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F9F-2P Panther

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HO3S-1

 

August 3, 1953 - March 3, 1954 (West Pacific) aboard USS Yorktown (CVA 10)

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Corsairs’ - F9F-6 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 63 (VF-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - F9F-5 Panther

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F9F-5 Panther

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F2H-3 Banshee

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-4N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-4W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HO3S-1

 

November 3, 1954 - June 21, 1955 (West Pacific) aboard USS Essex (CVA 9)

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Corsairs’ - F9F-6 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 63 (VF-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - F9F-6 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F9F-5 Panther

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-4 Skyraider

Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3) ‘Blue Nemesis’ - F2H-3 Banshee

Composite Squadron 61 (VC-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F2H-2P Banshee

Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Composite Squadron 11 (VC-11) - AD-5W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

November 13, 1956 - May 20, 1957 (West Pacific) aboard USS Shangri-La (CVA 38)

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Corsairs’ - FJ-3 Fury

Attack Squadron 63 (VA-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - F9F-8 Cougar

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F2H-3 Banshee

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 6 (VAH-6) ‘Fleurs’ - AJ-2 Savage

Light Photographic Squadron 61 (VFP-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F9F-8P Cougar

All-Weather Attack Squadron 35 (VA(AW)-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - AD-5W Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

August 16, 1958 - March 12, 1959 (West Pacific) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211) ‘Red Checkertails’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Fighter Squadron 64 (VF-64) ‘Freelancers’ - F3H-2 Demon

Attack Squadron 63 (VA-63) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - FJ-4B Fury

Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (VAH-8) ‘Fireballers’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Attack Squadron 65 (VA-65) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-6 Skyraider

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - AD-5W Skyraider

All-Weather Attack Squadron 35 (VA(AW)-35) ‘Night Hecklers’ - AD-5N Skyraider

Light Photographic Squadron 61 (VFP-61) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

August 15, 1959 - March 25, 1960 (West Pacific) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Red Checkertails’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F3H-2 Demon

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - FJ-4B Fury

Attack Squadron 23 (VA-23) ‘Black Knights’ - FJ-4B Fury

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-7 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (VAH-8) ‘Fireballers’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

Photographic Composite Squadron 63 (VCP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HUP-2 Retriever

 

February 15, 1961 - September 28, 1961 (West Pacific) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Red Checkertails’ - F8U-1 Crusader

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F3H-2 Demon

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 23 (VA-23) ‘Black Knights’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-7 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (VAH-8) ‘Fireballers’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311) ‘Tomcats’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Photographic Composite Squadron 63 (VCP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HUP-3 Retriever

 

April 6, 1962 - October 20, 1962 (West Pacific) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Red Checkertails’ - F8U-2 Crusader

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F3H-2 Demon

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A4D-2N Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 23 (VA-23) ‘Black Knights’ - A4D-2 Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - AD-6/7 Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (VAH-8) ‘Fireballers’ - A3D-2 Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - WF-2 (E-1B) Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - F8U-1P Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - HUP-3 Retriever

 

November 8, 1963 - May 26, 1964 (West Pacific) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 23 (VA-23) ‘Black Knights’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) ‘Red Checkertails’ - F-8C Crusader

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-1H/J Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (VAH-8) ‘Fireballers’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - E-1B Tracer

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8A Crusader

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

 

CVW-2

 

March 6, 1965 - November 23, 1965 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Midway (CVA 41)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 23 (VA-23) ‘Black Knights’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Fighter Squadron 111 (VF-111) ‘Sundowners’ - F-8D Crusader

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-1H Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (VAH-8) ‘Fireballers’ - A-3B Skywarrior

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8A Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - E-1B Tracer

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13 (VAW-13) ‘Zappers’ - EA-1F Skyraider

Helicopter Utility Squadron 1 (HU-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A Seasprite

 

July 29, 1966 - February 23, 1967 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 23 (VA-23) ‘Black Knights’ - A-4E Skyhawk

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-1H Skyraider

Heavy Attack Squadron 2 (VAH-2) ‘Royal Rampants’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Light Photographic Squadron 63 (VFP-63) ‘Eyes of the Fleet’ - RF-8G Crusader

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 11 (VAW-11) ‘Early Eleven’ - E-2A Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2A/B Seasprite

 

November 4, 1967 - May 25, 1968 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22) ‘Fighting Redcocks’ - A-4C Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 147 (VA-147) ‘Argonauts’ - A-7A Corsair II

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4B Phantom II

Attack Squadron 165 (VA-165) ‘Boomers’ - A-6A Intruder

Heavy Attack Squadron 2 (VAH-2) ‘Royal Rampants’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 6 (RVAH-6) ‘Fleurs’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13 (VAW-13) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Willy Dogs’ - E-2A Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2C Seasprite

 

October 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 147 (VA-147) ‘Argonauts’ - A-7A Corsair II

Attack Squadron 155 (VA-155) ‘Silver Foxes’ - A-4F Skyhawk

Attack Squadron 165 (VA-165) ‘Boomers’ - A-6A Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 9 (RVAH-9) ‘Hoot Owls’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Heavy Attack Squadron 10 (VAH-10) ‘Vikings’ - KA-3B Skywarrior

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Willy Dogs’ - E-2A Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - UH-2C Seasprite

 

October 14, 1969 - June 1, 1970 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) ‘Blue Blazers’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) ‘Champions’ - A-7B Corsair II

Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196) ‘Main Battery’ - A-6A Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 5 (RVAH-5) ‘Savage Sons’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 134 (VAQ-134) ‘Garudas’ - KA-3B, EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115 (VAW-115) ‘Willy Dogs’ - E-2A Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3A Sea King

 

October 27, 1970 - June 17, 1971 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61)

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6A/C Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 1 (RVAH-1) ‘Tigers’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 134 (VAQ-134) ‘Garudas’ - KA-3B, EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (VAW-111) ‘Hunters’ - E-1B Tracer

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

November 16, 1972 - June 22, 1973 (Vietnam War) aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61)

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6A/B/C Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 5 (RVAH-5) ‘Savage Sons’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EKA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 111 (VAW-111) ‘Hunters’ - E-1B Tracer

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

May 7, 1974 - October 18, 1974 (West Pacific) aboard USS Ranger (CVA 61)

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6A & KA-6D Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 13 (RVAH-13) ‘Bats’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) ‘World Watchers’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112 (VAW-112) ‘Golden Hawks’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1) ‘Pacific Fleet Angels’ - SH-3G Sea King

 

January 30, 1976 - September 7, 1976 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6A & KA-6D Intruder

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 5 (RVAH-5) ‘Savage Sons’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) ‘Black Ravens’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4) ‘Black Knights’ - SH-3D Sea King

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112 (VAW-112) ‘Golden Hawks’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) ‘World Watchers’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) ‘Foo Dogs’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

February 21, 1979 - September 22, 1979 (West Pacific) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) ‘Black Knights’ - F-4J Phantom II

Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) ‘Freelancers’ - F-4J Phantom II

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (VAW-117) ‘Wallbangers’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) ‘Peacemakers’ - RA-5C Vigilante

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 29 (VS-29) ‘Dragonfires’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 (HS-4) ‘Black Knights’ - SH-3H Sea King

 

September 10, 1980 - May 5, 1981 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 (VAW-117) ‘Wallbangers’ - E-2B Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 37 (VS-37) ‘Sawbucks’ - S-3A Viking

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-3H Sea King

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) ‘World Watchers’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

 

April 7, 1982 - October 18, 1982 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113) ‘Stingers’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 25 (VA-25) ‘Fist of the Fleet’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 137 (VAQ-137) ‘Rooks’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 21 (VS-21) ‘Redtails’ - S-3A Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) ‘World Watchers’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) ‘Foo Dogs’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

January 13, 1984 - August 1, 1984 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 146 (VA-146) ‘Blue Diamonds’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 147 (VA-147) ‘Argonauts’ - A-7E Corsair II

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130 (VAQ-130) ‘Zappers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) ‘World Watchers’ - EA-3B Skywarrior

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) ‘Foo Dogs’ - C-2A Greyhound & US-3A Viking

 

May 1986 - July 1986 (Pacific Ocean, exercise RIMPAC 86) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 121 (VMA(AW)-121) ‘Green Knights’ - A-6E Intruder

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

 

August 18, 1986 - October 20, 1986 (North Pacific) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 121 (VMA(AW)-121) ‘Green Knights’ - A-6E Intruder

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

 

March 3, 1987 - April 29, 1987 (North Pacific) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 121 (VMA(AW)-121) ‘Green Knights’ - A-6E Intruder

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

 

July 14, 1987 - December 30, 1987 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 121 (VMA(AW)-121) ‘Green Knights’ - A-6E Intruder

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E & KA-6D Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

 

February 24, 1989 - August 24, 1989 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 121 (VMA(AW)-121) ‘Green Knights’ - A-6E Intruder

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

 

December 8, 1990 - June 8, 1991 (Operation Desert Shield & Storm) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 155 (VA-155) ‘Silver Foxes’ - A-6E Intruder

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) ‘Foo Dogs’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

August 1, 1992 - January 31, 1993 (Persian Gulf) aboard USS Ranger (CV 61)

Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) ‘Wolfpack’ - F-14A Tomcat

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14A Tomcat

Attack Squadron 155 (VA-155) ‘Silver Foxes’ - A-6E Intruder

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Carrier Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3A Viking

 

May 27, 1993 - July 22, 1993 (Eastcoast to Westcoast around Cape Horn) aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) ‘Swordsmen’ - A-6E Intruder

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) ‘Steeljaws’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) ‘Chargers’ - SH-3H Sea King

Sea Control Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) ‘Gunbearers’ - CH-46D Sea Knight

 

May 6, 1994 - June 30, 1994 (Pacific Ocean, exercise RIMPAC 94) aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14D Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Sea Control Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3B Viking

 

November 10, 1994 - May 10, 1995 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14D Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Sea Control Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 5 (VQ-5) ‘Sea Shadows’ - ES-3A Shadow

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

April 1, 1997 - October 1, 1997 (West Pacific, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14D Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Sea Control Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 5 (VQ-5) ‘Sea Shadows’ - ES-3A Shadow

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

June 18, 1999 - December 17, 1999 (West Pacific, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14D Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

March 16, 2001 - September 15, 2001 (West Pacific, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14D Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 47 (HSL-47) ‘Saberhawks’ - SH-60B Seahawk

 

 November 2, 2002 - June 2, 2003 (West Pacific, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F-14D Tomcat

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) ‘Death Rattlers’ - F/A-18C

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Sea Control Squadron 38 (VS-38) ‘Red Griffins’ - S-3B Viking

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 47 (HSL-47) ‘Saberhawks’ - SH-60B Seahawk

 

October 15, 2004 - March 4, 2005 (West Pacific) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 82 (VFA-82) ‘Marauders’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 47 (HSL-47) ‘Saberhawks’ - SH-60B Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

June 1, 2005 - June 23, 2005 (North Pacific) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 47 (HSL-47) ‘Saberhawks’ - SH-60B Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

February 27, 2006 - August 8, 2006 (West Pacific) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 47 (HSL-47) ‘Saberhawks’ - SH-60B Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

March 13, 2008 - October 12, 2008 (West Pacific, Persian Gulf) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 2 (HS-2) ‘Golden Falcons’ - SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawk

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 47 (HSL-47) ‘Saberhawks’ - SH-60B Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

September 7, 2010 - March 24, 2011 (West Pacific, Arabian Sea) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 (HSC-12) ‘Golden Falcons’ - MH-60S Seahawk

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 (HSM-77) ‘Saberhawks’ - MH-60R Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

December 7, 2011 - August 7, 2012 (World cruise - Everett, WA to Newport News, VA) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151) ‘Vigilantes’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 131 (VAQ-131) ‘Lancers’ - EA-6B Prowler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 116 (VAW-116) ‘Sunkings’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 (HSC-12) ‘Golden Falcons’ - MH-60S Seahawk

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77 (HSM-77) ‘Saberhawks’ - MH-60R Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

June 13, 2014 - August 10, 2014 (exercise RIMPAC 14) aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Strike Fighter Squadron 2 (VFA-2) ‘Bounty Hunters’ - F/A-18F Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) ‘Kestrels’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 86 (VFA-86) ‘Sidewinders’ - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34) ‘Blue Blasters’ - F/A-18C Hornet

Electronic Attack Squadron 136 (VAQ-136) ‘Gauntlets’ - EA-18G Growler

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113 (VAW-113) ‘Black Eagles’ - E-2C Hawkeye

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 (HSC-4) ‘Black Knights’ - MH-60S Seahawk

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78 (HSM-78) ‘Blue Hawks’ - MH-60R Seahawk

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) ‘Providers’ - C-2A Greyhound

 

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